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In 1966, original partners Kenneth Kern, Missy Adams and Joyce Cameron started Career Placement, Inc. as an affiliate company of Kenneth C. Kern & Associates. Career Placement, Inc. handled administrative support placement while Kern & Associates focused on professional placement.


In 1985, Joni Hruska Fichter joined Career Placement, Inc. as Staffing Coordinator and Sales. Over the years, she bought out Missy, Ken and Joyce and is now the sole owner and president. Career Placement, Inc. specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire placement in a variety of industries including:

  • Oil & Gas

  • Energy

  • Non-Profit

  • Hospitality/Foods

  • Interiors

  • Property Management/Commercial Real Estate

  • Investments/Banking

  • Medical/Dental products


Specialties include:

  • New Graduates

  • Administrative Assistants/Support

  • Receptionists

  • Executive Assistants

  • Personal Assistants

  • Marketing and SEO/SEM

  • Tellers and Banking

  • Accounting Support/Bookkeeping

  • Human Resources/Training

  • Development

  • Sales/Customer Service

  • Legal Support

  • Mortgage/Loan/Escrow Assistants


An award-winning firm, Career Placement, Inc. is highly regarded for helping applicants find a career, not just a job. They strive to find the perfect match of skill set, personality, corporate and personal desires as well as work-life balance. With high standards for excellence and unmatched values, let Career Placement, Inc. help build your team with the most highly qualified applicants!

Career Placement & Joni Hruska Fichter Affiliations & Boards


The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Board of Trustees

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Pediatric Committee Chairman

The Center Houston Board of Governors

The Center Foundation Board of Trustees

The Junior League of Houston (Sustaining Club President)

Chi Omega Alumnae Association of Houston Board of Directors (Former President)

Chi Omega Recruitment Board Chairman

Chi Omega Mother’s Club (Former President)

Chi Omega House Corporation, Alpha Zeta Chapter

Houston Area Panhellenic Association

West University Little League Board, Life Member

District 16 Little League International Assistant District Administrator

Challenger Sports Founder and Board President

Texas State Alumni Association (Former President, Houston Chapter)

University of Mississippi Parent’s Club (Founder & Former President)

University of Georgia Parent’s Club (Former Co-Chair)

Kappa Alpha Order Parent’s Association

Children’s Museum of Houston (Former Board Member)

Friends of West University Place Parks Fund, Inc. (Former Board Chair)

West University Parks & Recreation Board

National Charity League (Former Board Member)

Southwest Football League (Founding Board Member)

West University Elementary School Foundation (Former Board Member)

Positive Coaching Alliance

Be A Resource for CPS Kids

Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants Board (Former President)

Texas Association of Personnel Consultants Board (Former Member)

Texas Association of Staffing Board (Former Member)




Award-Winning Professional and Community Partner



  • Outstanding Young Women in America 1987 and 1988

  • Texas State University’s Medal of Honor Recipient 1995

  • National Society for Fundraising Executives’ Volunteer Organization of the Year Award 1997 (Served as President of Chi Omega and accepted the award on their behalf)

  • Sorority Alumna of the Year (presented by Delta Zeta) 1998

  • Chi Omega Woman of the Year 2002

  • Chi Omega Woman of Distinction 2002

  • Chi Omega Alumnae Association Honorary Chairs of Novemberfest 2002

  • The Center Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award 2002

  • Greater Houston Collaborative for Children Spirit of Collaboration Award nominee 2002

  • Highlighted as a Junior League Sustainer Standout 2004, 2006

  • Greater Houston Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (West University) 2005

  • President’s Call to Service Lifetime Award 2006

  • Hugh Tanner Challenger Award for Outstanding Volunteerism 2006

  • Texas Recreation & Park Society, Region IV, Citizen of the Year 2006

  • Texas Recreation & Park Society State Service Club Award 2006 (as Chair of the Friends Board)

  • Regional Recreation & Parks Society Service Club Award 2007 (as Chair of the Friends Board; Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana)

  • Little League International World Congress Host Committee/Co-Chair 2008

  • Easter Seals/United Cerebral Palsy “Hat’s Off” to Mothers Award 2008

  • Texas Recreation & Park Society Lone Star Programming Award for Fathers & Flashlights 2008 (as Chair of Friends Board)

  • Downs Syndrome Association Volunteer of the Year 2008

  • Rotary Community Service Award 2008

  • Texas State Alumni Achievement Award 2009

  • Houston Galveston Area Council - Best Park under $500K Award, 2009

  • National Charity League Mother Daughter Award for most hours served together 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13

  • National Charity League Patroness Award for most volunteer hours served 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13

  • National Charity League Award for most league hours served 2009-2010, 2010-11

  • Chi Omega National Highlight for Community Service 2010

  • Park Lovers’ Ball Honorary Chair with husband, Mark 2011

  • President’s Volunteer Points of Light Service Gold Award annually and in 2011, the Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Texas Recreation & Park Society State Award for Outstanding Facility Design – Rec Center and Colonial Pool 2011 (as Chair of the Friends Board)

  • National Charity League Spirit of Community Award nominee 2012

  • Chi Omega Nancy Walton Laurie Leadership Conference 2014

  • Little League International’s Challenger Award 2014

  • Junior League of Houston Champions with a Cause 2016



  • HAAPC Award for Outstanding Work in the Temporary Industry 1988

  • HAAPC Award for Outstanding Community Service 1991, 1998, 2014

  • HAAPC Award for First Place Temporary Service in the City 1992 (first year of the award), 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009

  • HAAPC Award for Superior Achievement (First Runner Up) in the Temporary Industry 1993, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2013

  • HAAPC Award for Second Runner-Up in the Temporary Industry 1996, 2000, 2010, 2011, 2014

  • HAAPC Award for Outstanding Achievement 1997, 2012

  • HAAPC Award for Outstanding Service 1992-93

  • TAPC Award for Outstanding Community Service 1992-93 and 2002-03

  • TAPC Award for First Place Temporary Service in the State 1992 (first year of the award), 1994, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009

  • TAPC First Runner-Up 1993, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006

  • TAPC Second Runner-Up 1995, 2000

  • TAPC Outstanding Achievement 1996, 1997

  • TAPC Linda McLaughlin Fun Run 2002 – first place (female division 40-44)

  • Who’s Who in American Professionals

  • Who’s Who in American Businesses

  • Who’s Who Heritage Registry 2004-05

  • HBJ Woman Owned Business Community Service Award 1999

  • HBJ Philanthropy Award for Volunteer of the Year 1999

  • NAPS National Best Practices Award 1999

  • National Association of Woman Business Owners of the Year Finalist 1999

  • Phi Upsilon Omicron (professional honor society) inducted 1980

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